Subaru Forester vs Ford Escape

 
The Subaru Forester made the list of 10 Top Picks for 2016 and handles 3rd best in snow as rated by Consumer Reports. The Escape made the same list for snow performance, in 33rd place. Ford also made the list of 10 Top Picks with their F-150 Trucks. The forester leads the class in fuel economy while providing standard all-wheel drive and received strong IIHS crash-test scores.

 The escape shares a few standard features with the Forester, such as Bluetooth Connectivity, Power Driver seat, windows, mirrors, & locks, and both offer a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty with 5 year/60,000 power-train coverage.



2017 Subaru Forester

One of the best small SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Forester is a good value, with remarkable interior volume, thrifty fuel economy, and top safety scores.



2017 Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape foregoes a bit of utility in the name of style and sportiness, making it one of the better crossovers to drive.
Side by Side Comparison

Suspension
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg
21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility
Vehicles 4WD
Small Sport Utility
Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.3 98.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57 56
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 105.9
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 181.5 178.1
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 71.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.4 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 45.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 74.7 67.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 37.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 34.4 34.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.2 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 12
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.7
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500 1500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4000 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5800 168 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 (Est) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 (Est) 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 2.94
Trans Order Code NA 446
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 - 0.61 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 3.51
Trans Type 6 6
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.74
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.44
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Ford Escape
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 (Est) 7.3

External Apperance Forester vs Escape

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